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Bells peal to commemorate anniversary of Civil War's end

Visitors at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center rang bells Thursday afternoon marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Staff and historical reenactors participated as well.

On or about April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House.

Bells at the Appomattox Court House tolled at exactly 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon to commemorate the occasion, and across the nation, firehouses, churches, schools, national parks and others joined in.